Welcome

Newark Book Festival is a literature Festival that takes place in July in a range of beautiful historic venues across Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire.

The 2021 Festival will take place from 8 – 11 July in venues and outdoor locations across Newark, with the added opportunity to enjoy a selection of events online. You can the view the Programme from 8th June 2021.

As well as author talks and book-signings the ever-popular Literature Village makes a return, along with the family day at Newark Castle featuring storytelling and creative activities.

Writers of all ages are invited to submit poems around the theme ‘Home and Heritage’ to form part of the Festival’s Words in Windows exhibition plus local schools are invited to take part in an online Schools Day and Journalism workshops curated by the Festival.

Tickets for in-person and online events are on sale from 8 June via The Palace Theatre Box Office. And don’t forget to join the email list and follow us on social media for regular updates.

If you would like to be kept up to date, sign up to become a Festival Friend, a stallholder or a volunteer drop us an email: hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk or use our contact form.

To discover more about Newark and to book accommodation for your visit to the Festival, please visit www.visitnewark.co.uk

Want to learn about our story? Read our Synopsis here.

The Festival Bookseller

Books are available for order and sale from our Festival bookseller, The Bookcase in Lowdham. Please do help us in supporting our local independent bookseller and keep an eye out for special Festival offers and signed editions.